I am going to jump the gun a bit today. I have a doctor’s appointment in the city bright and early and my scheduling ditty hasn’t been working in my Blogger. So . . . you get this a little early 🙂
I am guessing that common core is in full swing in your neck of the woods just as it is in good old Nor Cal. Overall, the whole planning process is pretty much the same for me and I don’t have to alter my style much to fit the “common” package. However, I do need to make some adjustments in the standards that I am targeting and when I am slippin’ them in my day. With this said, I have joined forces with a wonderful bloggy crew to participate in a book study of the Common Core ELA Curriculum Maps for 1st grade.
Today, I have the pleasure of presenting Unit 2 to all you alls – The Amazing Animal World!
|Yup . . . peace out folks . . . I’m UNIT 2!
Great graphic from The 3am Teacher – Thanks Michelle!
In this 6-week unit, students read informational texts about animals and learn how to strengthen their own informative/explanatory writing. The focus standards are . . .
- RL.1.2 – Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate an understanding of the central message or lesson.
- RL.1.5 – Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
- RI1.2 – Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
- L.1.5 – With guidance and support, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
- L.1.5(b) – Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).
- W.1.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
- SL.1.2 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read-aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
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I recommend this book to any K-5 teachers who are having a hard time wrapping their head around creating ELA units for the Common Core. It has definitely helped me generate some new ideas and “think outside of the box” when it comes to tying in art and poetry (two topics I have ALWAYS struggled with as an educator)!
|Here is our posting schedule. HUGE thanks to The 3am Teacher for the cute graphics!!
Kinder teachers . . . interested in reading up on the common core? Visit The 3am Teacher!
She is leading the kinder unit reviews this week 🙂
Our first grade crew is outlined below!
Melissa: Overview + Units 3 & 5
Mona: Unit 1 + Unit 6